SSK Roadster

Sale price: US $71,920.00 Make an Offer

Condition: Used Year: 1967
VIN : 1100 Mileage: 7605
Body Type: Roadster Vehicle Title: Clear
Options: -- Power Options: --
Make: Excalibur Exterior Color: Black
Model: SSK Interior Color: Red
Trim: -- Transmission: --
Drive Type: -- Warranty: Unspecified
Engine: -- For Sale By: Dealer
Fuel Type: Gasoline

Saint Louis, Missouri, United States

Vehicle description

 SSK Roadster Exterior Color: Black Interior Color: Red Body Type: Roadster Title Condition: Clear Vehicle Description Beautifully kept one-owner, Series I Roadster with only 7,600 miles from new! Awesome hi-po power with elegant looks make for quite the package! True Roadster with throaty side pipe exhaust and very rare "no-door" body! Take a close look at this exceptional example! Absolutely ready to enjoy!
The original Excalibur was the brainchild of Studebaker"s Brooks Stevens, who took inspiration from the famous Mercedes-Benz SSK and decided to make a more modern interpretation. Originally designed in 1964 over a Studebaker . . chassis with their 289ci V8, Studebaker"s demise forced the project in a different direction and connections ultimately landed the car with Corvette power. Taking into account the car"s 2100 pounds and optional 350 horsepower V8 mated to a 4-speed manual, the car was sensationally quick, able to get to 60 mph in just over five seconds and with a top speed of 160mph! Prices started at $7500, which all but eliminated the average man from buying a new one. Their style and performance have endured as one of the most stylish performance cars of the 1960"s, so today offer a very unique opportunity for collectors to own a uniquely special antique automobile!
This striking 1967 Excalibur SSK Series I Roadster comes finished in gorgeous gloss Black over supple Red Leather interior with match Black Stayfast cloth top! Having traveled only 7,600 miles from new, and garaged in Texas all its life, this example is as nice as they come! The 1966 dated-coded 327ci Corvette V8 provides 350 horsepower and mates to a Hurst shifted 4-speed Muncie wide ratio transmission! Options include highly polished 72-spoke 15" chrome wire spoke wheels fitted with 215/70R15 BF Goodrich Silvertown Radial Redline tires, steering driving light, functional side exhaust with original Excalibur exhaust headers, side step plates, rare "no door" body, cabin heater, tinted windshield, wind wings, ventilated power front disc brakes, chrome bumpers, full dash instrumentation with clock, rear luggage rack, factory 3-spoke steering wheel, air horns, original Motorola all-transister AM pushbutton radio, machine-turned dash, and leather hood strap!
This likely one of the most beautiful Excalibur SSK Series I roadsters available ever! Purchased new by Waco, TX resident, Mr. Robert Crow, of R.M Crow Company through Van Winkle Motor Company of Dallas, TX, this documented one-owner example survived parked in a Texas garage all its life! After Mr. Crow"s passing, the car stayed in the family, parked in storage with only 7,600 miles, until our purchase. Still possessing its original tires, leather interior, factory lacquer paint, and all original componentry, it was the perfect balance of originality upon arrival to our facility! Although, because of its time of non-use, we felt the necessity of a full cosmetic and mechanical restoration was required to bring it back to the level it deserved. Starting with a methodical game plan, the body was separated from the chassis to best prepare it for a professional repaint. The paint would be hand stripped to its bare foundation over the course of several weeks, before it would be resealed, primered, sanded repeatedly to a ultra-smooth texture, and then painted in a multilayer base coat/clear coat fashion to stunning, show worthy results! Once mated to an equally refinished chassis, the interior was fully refurbished from the factory original red vinyl to a much more deserving red leather interior, all hand stitched using the original upholstery as our templates. New seat foams, all interior underlayment with leather bound carpeting, leather shifter boot & side storage pockets, along with a brand new black cloth top with red accent piping!
Powered with its factory original L79 327ci/350hp V8 Turbo-Jet engine and Muncie 4-speed manual transmission offering an exhilarating ride! We took the liberty of fully disassembling the engine just enough to reseal it properly beginning with a new intake gasket & professionally rebuilt Holley carburetor, new valve cover gaskets, exhaust manifold gaskets, new water pump & gasket with new thermostat, re-cored factory radiator, and all new hoses & belts. The entire ignition system was swapped for new including fresh coil, plugs & wires, cap & rotor, etc. All fluids were renewed along with fresh filters. The original gas tank would be sent out for cleaning, etching, & sealing before being reinstalled with new sending unit, lines, fuel pump, and filter. The transmission would be removed to install a brand new clutch, pressure plate, throw-out bearing, along with resurfacing the flywheel. To complete our restoration, the entire braking system was renewed with rebuilt front calipers, new pads & rotors, hoses, new rear brake cylinders, master cylinder & booster. We also installed new front & rear shocks, new battery & cables, leather wrapped the rear leaf springs, and brand new radial redline tires! The time and expense was worth it once admiring the finished results! A truly remarkable Excalibur Series I Roadster!
These lightweight Excalibur"s bring awesome American power and sound to the elegant lines Brooks Stevens interpreted from the original Mercedes Benz SSK. The Series I carried through 1969 and only 359 were ever produced (Roadster and Phaeton styles combined). Only 38 Excalibur Roadsters were hand produced in 1967 making them extremely rare and desirable to prominent collectors today! Our example comes with original Excalibur birth certificate supporting this color combination & options, along with Texas title documentation of single ownership history. All recent service & reconditioning receipts can be provided to the new owner. Note: titled in Missouri as a 1966 model year. Please call with any questions or a chance to schedule an inspection in person.
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